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September 13 - JAMS SMASH Theatre Fall Fundamentals 3:30-4:30 @ JAMS cafeteria
"Bell" Schedule:

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"John Adams Middle School Discussions"


Free Resources for Parents and Students


The fall fundamentals program begins Tuesday, September 13, 330-430 pm in the JAMS Cafeteria. Subsequent Tuesday workshops will run through October 25 in the JAMS Rehearsal Hall. If your child submitted an application, you should have received an email from and your child should have received an invitation from to join the Google Classroom. 


ASB elections are next week! The student body will be invited to view campaign videos and to submit their ballot in the Grade Level Google Classroom to elect the school President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. 

Parent Volunteers Needed for JAMS Student Store

We have some open slots to work the JAMS Students Store next week and beyond. Please be sure you are cleared with the District Volunteer list before signing up. You can check your status with Brenda in the Main Office. Thank you for your support!

Your PTSA Executive Board for 2022-23

Below is the JAMS PTSA Exec Board slate for 2022-23.  We still have several open committee chairs.  If you would like to volunteer for an open committee chair please contact Zakiya at
Title First and Last Name
President Zakiya
Executive VP Erin Inatsugu
Treasurer Valeria Jamie
Recording Secretary Heidi Vega Aimonetti
Financial Secretary Lindsay Traill
Auditor Christina Allen
Historian Becky MacFarlane
1st VP, Communications Eric Canale
Principal Martha Chacon
Appointed By President
Ericka Leslie
5 minute Bank Satement Review
Voted by Exec Board
Christina Allen
Auditor Review Committee
Voted by Exec Board
Annual Giving Alison Havel
Legislation OPEN
Membership Ana Evangelista
Parent Education Tova Larsen
Student Store Wendy Jaffa
Ed Foundation Liason Amy Pandya-Jones
Reflections OPEN
Beautification/Garden/Zero Waste OPEN
Bike It, Walk It OPEN
Book Fair OPEN
Passive Fundrasing OPEN
Dragon Dispatch/Calendar/Web Eric Canale
Hospitality OPEN
Staff Appreciation Natalie Magallanes
DEI Chair Erika Bell
8th Grade Events/Committee OPEN
Immersion Liaison OPEN
JAMS Theatre Liaison Amy Beeman-Soalno
Science Magnet Liaison Ray Avedian

Join the PTSA

Welcome to our new JAMS Families and Welcome Back to our returning families! Our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) would love to have your support this coming school year! We need your support in two areas: 
  1. JOIN AND COME TO MEETINGS! Annual dues are $10 per person and our monthly meetings are the best way to find out what's going on at JAMS! Join the PTSA today!
  2. DONATE! Our PTSA provides funding annually for teacher supplies, staff appreciation, campus beautification, library tutors, our theater program, and much more! Our staff and students rely on parent donations to fund these items. Please consider making a gift that is meaningful to your family. The suggested amount is $365 per family - that's just $1 per day to improve your child's educational experience. If you can't make a large one-time donation, please consider a monthly donation, such as $10 or $20. Donate today to support JAMS!  If you aren't sure if you already donated during registration, or you have creative ideas for fundraising, please contact Alison Havel at 

Thank you for all you do to support our students and staff at JAMS!
Best regards, 
Alison Havel
PTSA Annual Giving Chair

Attendance & what to do if your child is absent or leaving early:

All absences and tardies must be excused by parents or guardians. Parents should report absences via the JAMS website (click on "Find It Fast" and then "Report an Absence"; or click here) or by leaving a phone message at 310-452-2326 x72201. Phone messages should include your child's name, ID number or birthdate, date of absences and a detailed reason for the absence. 

Please let us know first thing in the morning if your child will be leaving school early. You may send your child with a note (to bring to the office before the start of school), fill out the online "Report an Absence" form or leave a detailed phone message at 310-452-2326 x72201. The note/message should contain your child's name, the time they will be leaving, the reason for leaving early and a phone number where you can be reached for verification. If advance notice is not given, please be patient with us as we locate your child and bring them to the office. This is especially important during lunch and nutrition when students are spread out all over campus.

Absences that are not cleared within 72 hours will be recorded as truant. For more information on attendance policies, please visit the JAMS website or refer to SMMUSD's Attendance FAQ page.
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